Downton Abbey Season 4: Dan Stevens is Leaving the Show, 'Mary' is Getting a New Boyfriend
Looks like Lady Mary Crawley will be looking for a new suitor!!
Her current on-screen husband, played by Dan Stevens, announced he planned on leaving the show in December. “From a personal point of view, I wanted a chance to do other things,” Stevens told The Telegraph.“It is a very monopolising job. So there is a strange sense of liberation at the same time as great sadness because I am very, very fond of the show and always will be.”
According to The Daily Mail, actors are already lining up for the role of Mary’s (Michelle Dockery) Season 4 boyfriend, but no one has passed the test yet. “Some were too dark, some too blond, some too bland — though a couple have been put on a shortlist that the producers and creative people will discuss,” a source reportedly said. “The main criteria for him is that he should be posh — and pretty.”
According to their source, the boyfriend doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be a permanent fixture in Downton, but if he “gels” he might stick around.
I cannot TELL you how much I love this freaking show! I love it!!